SANTILLÁN, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN
Santillán is my latest yoga training and retreat destination. It is also our new partnership venture, offering one of Europe's finest fully equipped yoga studios, luxurious en-suite accommodation, a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities, and a fabulous peaceful location only 30 minutes from Malaga airport, with sea views from Santillán's hillside location. And the beaches are only a short car ride away.
We are excited to share the state-of-the-art 160m2 studio, featuring 24 stations of the Great Yoga Wall. The studio is fitted with a full range of yoga props, cushioned wooden floor, ceiling fans and other outstanding facilities for retreats and trainings, designed by Simon and with special assistance from Eija Tervonen in providing the finest props available for this bright and beautiful space for practice. Our intention is to create the ultimate yoga studio experience for teachers and students of all styles of yoga.
Accommodation is in luxurious and spacious single or twin/double rooms with ensuite bathrooms, balconies or patios and fabulous sea views or views to the tropical garden.
Please note that a supplement of £350 is payable for single accommodation.
This yoga holiday retreat will feature 2 classes daily, morning and afternoon, with assistant teachers present in all classess, so you will receive ample personal guidance and attention, with individual adjustments and modifications, where appropriate.
The morning class is a more dynamic yang style class with flowing vinyasa and a broad spectrum of asana that build energy, flexibility and strength while deeply honouring the natural rhythms and construction of the human anatomy. Precision of alignment is balanced by circular and spiral movement patterns with particular emphasis on joint care and ease of movement. The afternoon class is a yin style class featuring deeply restorative asana alongside postures inspired by Taoist yoga that stimulate and balance the subtle body and the multi-dimensional web of connective tissues, offering a profoundly effective platform to embrace the purity of prescence and enquiry into the many facets of being.
There will usually be one afternoon off for rest, beach adventures, exploring the local areas or visiting the renowned Andalucian cities of Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Malaga, Nerja or Marbella, for example, all within an accessible driving distance.
For partners not participating in yoga classes, we have deals with local golf courses and horseback riding schools, if partners are interested in those activities.
We have a salt water pool good for comfortable laps and a paddle tennis court.
There are walks in the surrounding hills with views to the glistening Mediterranean Sea.
Meals are included, and we begin with a joint dinner on the day of arrival. On all other days there will be breakfast, a light lunch and dinner, with fruit, juices, toast and tea available in the early morning before yoga. Food is locally inspired, fresh Mediterranean cuisine and mostly vegetarian, with fish on some days too, and always served buffet style. The chef makes use of Santillán's vegetable and herb garden, depending on what's in season. Santillán have their own chickens, so there will be fresh free-range eggs available at every brunch.
The nearest airport is Malaga, which has an international airport. It is only 30 minutes' drive away, and we can arrange airport pick-up if you don't want to hire a car.
A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to confirm your place. The balance is due no less than 6 weeks prior to the event. You may also pay in full at the time of booking, if you prefer. Bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to the event must be paid in full.
You can pay via paypal, cheque or bank transfer. If you would like to send a cheque, please make it out to Simon Low, but post it to Mary Elliott, 9 Derwent Close, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2FQ. Or we can give you our bank details, if you would like to do a bank transfer.
Please note that the advertised prices are set for a pound sterling to euro exchange rate of no less than 1.12 euros to the pound. If the exchange rates drops below this amount, we will require a small increase in the final settlement in accordance with the lower exchange rate.
It is a condition of this holiday that each person has personal travel insurance appropriate to activity and fitness centred holidays and cover for travel expenses in case of cancellation.